NOVA Meeting Archives

RMF LifeBoat Group – December 3rd Meeting 11am – 1pm on Phishing Emails

Phishing for Christmas! For many years, cybersecurity authorities have observed that phishing is the most prevalent initial enterprise attack vector. Employees just keep clicking. Technology has failed to compensate. Security awareness and training efforts aspiring to stop the clicks have either failed miserably, achieved too little, and/or only changed behavior temporarily. The goal of this…

RMF LifeBoat Group – September 10th Meeting 11am-1pm on Understanding the new FAR 4.19: Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Clause by Tony Barnett

At this meet up we will discuss the implementation of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171 into the new contractual regulations with the addition of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.204-21. We will review what guidelines have been incorporated, what has been omitted, and what impact the implementation of these regulations will have on contractors. Getting started…

RMF LifeBoat Group – August 6th Meeting 11am-1pm on Enhancing Situational Awareness in the Cybersecurity Landscape by Law McCardle

The Risk Management Framework Step 6, Monitor Security Controls, can be summarized as maintaining situational awareness of the authorized information system.  At this meetup, we will discuss unique sensors to keep abreast of the evolving Cyber-landscape, from real-time continuous monitoring (threat detection and remediation), social engineering, RF/wireless, access control and much more. We are very fortunate to…

WIS SIG & WIE Monthly Webinar 11 JUL 2016 4-5 PM, Everybody Wins: Positive Workplaces

Women in Security Special Interest Group & Women in Engineering (WIE)   Monthly Webinar Series  Everybody Wins: Positive Workplaces Presented by Julie Starr, VMWare Monday, July 11, 2016, 4:00 – 5:00 PM Eastern Everybody Wins: Fostering Positive Work Environments   No matter how talented you are, there is strength and power in a TEAM — we…

RMF LifeBoat Group Getting Ready for FY16 FISMA – Saturday, June 25 @ 1 – 3 PM

Get Ready for FY16 FISMA !!! As security professionals, we utilize the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) to provide a disciplined and structured process that integrates information security and risk management activities into the system development life cycle. The RMF operates primarily at the information system level and its steps include categorize, select, implement, assess,…

June 13th Virtual Mentoring: The Women’s Corner – Remote- During Lunch

Virtual Mentoring: Welcome to the Women’s Corner Ask Us Anything That is on Your Minds!Domini Clark, Principal, Blackmere Consulting Nicole Gray, CISO, Venable Law Firm Hanna Sicker, Sr. Manager, Security and Network Operations Center, StubHub  Monday, June 13, 2016, 12 Noon – 1:00 PM Eastern CONNECT. INSPIRE. GROW. Going it alone? No formalized mentoring program…

[June] Chapter Meeting-Cybersecurity Challenges in the Commercial World-Tony Cole

Information Systems Security Association – Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA-NOVA) Cybersecurity Challenges in the Commercial World Presented by Mr. Tony Cole, Vice President and Global Government CTO Thursday, June 16, 2016 5:30 PM – Networking and Dinner 6:30 – 8:00 PM – ISSA Nova Announcements & Program Tony Cole, FireEye Vice President and Global Government CTO,…

June 13th Women’s CONNECT event hosted by SANS, ISSA Intl

June 13th Women’s CONNECT event hosted by SANS, ISSA IntlYou are invited to attend a special industry, non-profit, and women’s CONNECT event hosted by SANS at SANSFIRE 2016. Our co-sponsors include American Society for Quality Section 509, George Mason, IEEE Computer Society Northern Virginia & Washington DC, IEEE Northern Virginia, IEEE Women In Engineering, InfoSec…

Important Research Effort for ISSA

Important Research Effort for ISSA Greetings, ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) and ESG (Enterprise Strategy Group) have joined forces to level-set and benchmark the progress of the cyber security profession in relation to the world’s ever-escalating demand on the cyber security ecosystem. This first-of-its-kind research and analysis has been designed to benefit cyber security professionals…

Mason-NSF Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Conference, May 19, George Mason’s Arlington campus

Event:               Mason – NSF Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Conference Location:           Founders Hall (Room 125/126), 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 Date:                 19 MAY 2016, Thursday Time:                 Registration 7:30am    /     Conference 8:00am – 12:30pm Transportation:   Metro – Virginia Square (Orange Line) Paid parking available…

[May] Chapter Meeting-Systems Security Engineering: The Path to More Trustworthy and Resilient Systems – Dr. Ron Ross

Presented by Dr. Ron Ross, Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:30 PM – Networking and Dinner;  6:00 – 6:30 PM MACH37 Presentations;  6:30 – 8:00 PM – Program. This session addresses the engineering-driven actions necessary for developing a more defensible and survivable information technology infrastructure—including the component products,…

[April] Chapter Meeting- Changing Global Requirement for Cybersecurity with Norma Krayem

Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 5:30pm- 8:00pm Location: MITRE Corporation MITRE 2 building, 7515 Colshire Drive Mclean, VA 22102-7539 Map and Directions Ι Newsletter Ι REGISTER Cybersecurity has become a tangled web of overlapping global cybersecurity and privacy regimes that are requiring companies to rethink internal structures and those within the company who have to provide cybersecurity to navigate a…